116 BYOD: Tips and Tricks for Testing Your Responsive eLearning Content
10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Wednesday, October 24
A growing number of learners use mobile devices to take their eLearning courses. While modern authoring tools make creating responsive content easier than ever, testing it is cumbersome at best. You must take into account a growing number of screen sizes and form factors, test how your interactions translate to a touch screen, account for limited bandwidth, etc., while having access to a limited number of testing devices.
In this hands-on session, you will discover a handful of free and easy-to-use solutions to transform your workstation into a powerful testing environment. You will leverage the developer tools of your web browser to effectively emulate the mobile situation. You will learn how to configure any device and how to simulate limited bandwidth, using tools built into your web browser. You will also learn how you can use Browsersync, an open-source testing tool, to host your eLearning content so you can test it using your own mobile device without configuring a complicated IT infrastructure.
In this session, you will learn:
- That the mobile experience is not limited to smaller screen sizes and layout adaptations
- How to access and use the developer tools of your web browser to emulate any mobile device
- How to install and use Browsersync
- How to test your eLearning content on your actual mobile device using your Wi-Fi network
Designers and developers.
Technology discussed in this session:
Adobe Captivate, Chrome developer tools, and Browsersync (a Node.js module).
The latest version of Adobe Captivate, Node.js, Browsersync (an installation guide for Mac and Windows will be provided), and the latest version of the Chrome web browser.
COO & Pedagogical Director
Damien Bruyndonckx, a co-founder and pedagogical director of DiDaXo, is a longtime Adobe certified instructor on Dreamweaver, ColdFusion, Acrobat, and Captivate. Damien has worked for various Adobe-authorized training centers in Europe and has contributed to many web- and eLearning-related projects for countless customers. In 2015, Damien co-founded DiDaXo. The Belgium-based company specializes in eLearning authoring with Adobe Captivate and in Captivate training all around the world. Damien is the author of four Captivate books, including Mastering Adobe Captivate 8, published in 2015 by Packt Publishing.